29 Nov 2017
Award winning run continues for Spit Happens
The Loughborough University, Loughborough Students’ Union, Anthony Nolan and the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign, Spit Happens continued its award winning run last night picking up the Anthony Nolan Supporters Award (ANSAs) for Recruiter of the Year.
Held annually, the ANSAs celebrate, recognise and thank the outstanding supporters who keep the pioneering blood cancer charity moving forward. Representatives from the University and Students’ Union Marrow Group attended the award ceremony, held at the House of Commons.
The award recognises the record breaking event held at the University in March where a total of 2,056 donors joined the Anthony Nolan register in one-day. It specifically acknowledges the contribution of Loughborough Students’ Union Marrow Group who, having been set up for just five months, gathered more than 400 staff and student volunteers together to support the activity.
On Spit Happens day multiple registration sites were set up across the Loughborough campus where individuals aged 16-30 could complete a short form, provide a saliva sample The Loughborough University, Loughborough Students’ Union, Anthony Nolan and the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign, Spit Happens continued its award winning run last night picking up the Anthony Nolan Supporters Award (ANSAs) for Recruiter of the Year.
Commenting on the award, Henny Braund, Chief Executive at Anthony Nolan, said: The students driving Loughborough Marrow have proven to be incredible advocates and we’re delighted they have been won an Anthony Nolan Supporter Award. That they were able to generate the buzz and support for Spit Happens in such a short space of time is extraordinary. They have truly gone above and beyond in their support for Anthony Nolan and we’re grateful for everything they have done.”
The Spit Happens campaign has also won four other awards in recent months including Best Event at CIPR Pride Awards (Midlands); best multi-channel campaign at the Print, Design & Marketing Awards; best event for member/stakeholder audience from the Institute of Internal Communications and internal communication campaign of the year at the PRCA DARE Awards (Midlands)
Since 1974, the Anthony Nolan register has made 15,000 stem cell transplants possible but it’s still the case that only 60% of individuals in need of a transplant find the best possible life-saving match they need; this figure drops dramatically to just 20% if you are from a black, Asian or ethnic minority background.
Further information on joining the register is available on the Anthony Nolan website